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  • Boyle Heights goes upscale

    Boyle Heights goes upscale
    On the surface, almost everything appears as it has for decades on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood east of downtown known as a haven for immigrants and blue-collar families. It's mid-afternoon and a couple of tipsy men spill out of...
  • Howard Zieff dies at 81; directed 'Private Benjamin' and other comedies

    Howard Zieff dies at 81; directed 'Private Benjamin' and other comedies
    Howard Zieff, a top advertising print photographer and TV commercial director in the 1960s and early '70s before tapping his flair for comedy as the director of movies including "Private Benjamin," "Hearts of the West" and "My Girl," has died. He was 81....
  • Irvin R. Lai dies at 83; Chinese American community leader in Los Angeles

    Irvin R. Lai dies at 83; Chinese American community leader in Los Angeles
    Irvin R. Lai, a revered Chinese American community leader in Los Angeles best known for his efforts to save the roast duck in Chinatown and to ensure the proper handling of burial remains exposed during the Metro Gold Line extension, has died. He was 83....
  • Joe R. Nevarez dies at 97; former L.A. Times reporter

    Joe R. Nevarez dies at 97; former L.A. Times reporter
    Joe R. Nevarez, a copy boy turned reporter for the Los Angeles Times who broke barriers as one of the newspaper's first Mexican American staff writers, died of natural causes Tuesday at his Monterey Park home, according to his daughter Margaret Nevarez....
  • Ramirez Liquor: everything from añejo to Z

    THE sign on the side of the building says Tequila Warehouse, and that's what you'll find inside Ramirez Liquor in Boyle Heights: wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with bottle after bottle of tequila. Above the cash registers hang a...
  • Where's the rose between his teeth?

    LAST WEEK, I got a phone call from a television news producer who asked me what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's extramarital affair revealed about the nature of Latino political leadership. I told her I'd agree to be interviewed on air only if we could...
  • L.A. officer injured during drug probe

    An undercover Los Angeles police narcotics officer was seriously injured early Tuesday when he was run over by a suspected drug dealer who the officer was attempting to arrest, authorities said. Officer Tony Salazar, 37, suffered two broken legs,...
  • Bridge design sparks clash in Los Angeles

    Bridge design sparks clash in Los Angeles
    The bridges that span the Los Angeles River offer a history lesson of how Los Angeles became a modern city. There's the Cesar Chavez Bridge, with its colossal porticoes, embellished with spiral columns and a replica of the city seal. The bridge,...
  • Villaraigosa kicks off reelection campaign, shuns debate

    Villaraigosa kicks off reelection campaign, shuns debate
    An Eastside street corner was alive with mariachis, folklórico dancers and a pumped-up Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday afternoon as the Los Angeles mayor kicked off his reelection campaign -- and skipped an invitation to face off with a group of his...
  • LAPD finds weapons, drugs stockpiled at day-care center

    LAPD finds weapons, drugs stockpiled at day-care center
    A Boyle Heights day-care facility also housed a large cache of drugs, weapons and money, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said officers raided the duplex in the 800 block of Esperanza Street about 11 p.m. Tuesday and found 14 kilos...
  • Old-school bluesman Bernie Pearl honors the masters

    I be's troubled I be all worried mind I can't feel satisfied And I just can't keep from cryin' Bernie Pearl bent over his vintage Martin guitar at a Westside recording studio, listening to the playback of his interpretation of the Muddy Waters classic...